acsguitar wrote:Now this is just an opinion I thought of.
A true "good" teammate would not skip half of the season to come back and watch his team fall out of the playoffs by 2-3 games.
Everyone wanted Clemens back and if he had started the season with the Astros' they would be in the playoffs right now.
To me its kinda messed up that Clemens would skip out on half of the season assuming that he could just get back in the rotation and lead them to the playoffs.
A true team player would start the season with the team and give them the best chance of succeeding.
Clemens is about the $s. Don't let him fool you otherwise. He went to Toronto for the biggest pay day. Came to NY for the same reason. Retired and then un-retired for more huge bucks. As to why he took so long to decide this year, there are 2 theories on that. Thee first and more popular one is that from Clemens' own mouth that he is sort of balancing his desire to be with family with that of playing. In other words, this allowed him the biggest payday with the smallest amount of stress/work for himself and impact on his family. I sort of accept that. There has been no real evidence beyond utter speculation that the alternate theory is true.
That alternate theory is that Clemens got caught using roids last season and MLB hushed it up and cut an un-official deal with Clemens that he not play for a few months as punishment. Probably total nonsense, but there were rumors flying around in this regard that were on some of the wports radio shows and it would not shock anyone's mind to find out that Clemens' workouts were/are just as much nonsense as Bonds' are. But in his case, he has managed to really avoid any serious suspicion.